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Prof. Dr.
Charlotte M. Niemeyer

Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-45060


  • 1973-1980 Medical School in Kiel, Nottingham (GB), Freiburg
  • 1980-1983 Resident in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Kiel
  • 1983-1988 Fellow in Medicine/ Instructor (Hematology/Oncology), Children’s Hospital,  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 1988-1990 Senior Lecturer in Pediatrics, Medical School Hannover        
  • Since 1990 Senior Physician, since 2001 Full Professor (C3) and Medical Director, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Medical Center Freiburg – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Inherited and acquired bone marrow failure disorders
  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) and other rare myeloproliferative neoplasia in chidlhood
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome and secondary leukemia in children and adolescents

Selected publications

  • Wlodarski MW, ... Niemeyer CM. Prevalence, clinical characteristics, and prognosis of GATA2-related myelodysplastic syndromes in children and adolescents. Blood. 2016; 127(11):1387-1397.
  • Strahm B, ... Niemeyer CM, Locatelli F. EWOG-MDS Study Group. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for advanced myelodysplastic syndrome in children: results of the EWOG-MDS 98 study. Leukemia. 2011; 25(3):455-462.
  • Niemeyer CM et al. Germline CBL mutations cause developmental abnormalities and predispose to juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Nat Genet. 2010; 42(9):794-800.
  • Tartaglia M, Niemeyer CM, ... Gelb BD. Somatic mutations in PTPN11 in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia. Nat Genet. 2003; 34(2):148-50.

Research methods

  • Sequencing platform Illumina Miseq (120k)